Bangkok, Thailand – 28 June 2016
- Friday 22nd April 2016 was a momentous day for the people of Koh Lanta. On this day, the bridge, linking the two islands of Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai was completed, shortening total journey time to the beautiful islands by around one hour. 650m meters in length, the two-lane bridge has taken 5 years to complete and is already proving popular with visitors and locals alike.
Koh Lanta remains an island destination and it still requires a ferry or boat ride to reach from the mainland. The stunning white sandy beaches, mangrove forests and ancient tropical jungles that have attracted and delighted visitors for decades are unaffected by the change, although visitors may now appreciate the speedier replenishment and wider choice of goods that will result from the speedier transportation network.
Koh Lanta Yai, remains a largely unspoiled, secluded island and the elegant, luxurious Layana Resort & Spa is ideally situated on one of its finest West-coast beaches. With 57 fine rooms and suites and outstanding facilities that include two restaurants serving the finest cuisine, our award winning Linger Longer Spa, world class gym facilities and two fabulous swimming pools, Layana is the perfect place to enjoy your own slice of paradise.
Our travel arrangements are second to none and during high season include a stunning 20 minute speed boat ride from the privately-operated Baan Rar Mard Pier on the mainland, with a backdrop of coral-fringed beaches and tree-covered mountains. Whilst our arrangements are unaffected by the arrival of the bridge, we welcome its completion as it offers us the opportunity to deliver even better, faster service to our esteemed guests.
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Layana Resort & Spa is nestled on Lanta Yai Island in Krabi, situated about 2 hours south of Krabi International Airport. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on three kilometers of white sandy beach. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. MBK Hotel and Tourism Co., Ltd, a member of the MBK PLC Group, has a vision to create a dynamic new standard for management and services in the hotel industry with the aim to achieve the highest public recognition in every potential area, both domestically and internationally.
MBK Hotel and Tourism also operates a tourism business with professional and dedicated management focused on the needs of customer, investors, and other stakeholders. Presently, operate tourism and hospitality business management includes Pathumwan Princess Hotel (Bangkok), Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort (Krabi), Layana Resort & Spa (Koh Lanta, Krabi), Tinidee Golf Resort @Phuket, Tinidee Hotel @Ranong. In addition, we supervise the management system and service standard for restaurants in Clubhouse of the Riverdale Golf Club in Pathumthani, Loch Palm Golf Course and Red Mountain Golf Course in Phuket.